Nigeria’s FIFA Badge referee announces retirement


Nigeria’s FIFA Badge referee, Mimisen Iyorhe Calvin Onwuka has announced her retirement from refereeing after 13 years.

She made this known via her social media account saying;“

The beginning and the end.11 years of everything good, bad, and in between.Lord, your daughter is full of praises.

I am eternally grateful.Retirement is already bliss”The Benue state-born female referee made loads of history during her career.

1. She became the first Nigerian referee at a FIFA tournament in 19 years.

2. She was the assistant referee 1 at the 2022 Women African Cup of Nations Finals between South Africa and Morocco.

3. First Nigerian referee to officiate in an AFCON final.


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